Properties of Water

In today’s lesson, we explored the amazing properties of a chemical we are exposed to every day: water! We completed four different activities, each exploring a different property of water, and we investigated how water behaves and how it influences everything in our living world.

How many drops of water can fit on a penny? Why is it so strange that ice floats? How do trees and plants transport water from their roots to their tops? How can water striders walk on water? Why is the sand always hotter than the water at the beach in the summer? Students investigated the answers to these questions and more! Ask your student to explain their favorite property of water!

Propiedades del Agua

En la clase de hoy exploramos las sorprendentes propiedades de un compuesto químico al cual estamos expuestos cada día, ¡el agua!. Realizamos seis actividades en las cuales exploramos distintas propiedades del agua. Además investigamos cómo se comporta e influye en todo el mundo viviente que nos rodea. ¿Cuántas gotas de agua caben en un centavo?, ¿por qué el hielo flota?, ¿cómo los árboles y las plantas transportan agua desde sus raíces hacia sus copas?, ¿por qué durante el verano la arena de la playa está siempre más caliente que el agua? Los alumnos investigaron las respuestas a estas preguntas y ¡mucho más! Pregúntele a su hijo/hija sobre su propiedad del agua favorita.

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Lauren Koppel

Lauren earned a Bachelor’s degree with a double major of Biology and Psychology from Clark University, and a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. During her undergraduate years, she worked in a evolutionary neurobiology lab that studied the neural development of annelids (marine worms), with a focus on the sox family of genes. Lauren loves learning about how the world works (including everything from biology to chemistry to engineering), and is passionate about sharing that knowledge and enthusiasm with others. In the past, she has interned at the Museum of Science, where she educated learners of all ages through hands-on activities, games, and experiments. Other science education organizations with which Lauren has worked include The People’s Science, EurekaFest, and Eureka! of Girls Inc. of Worcester. Currently she lives in Boston, where devotes her free time to playing Quidditch, reading sci-fi novels, playing her ukulele, and enjoying all the culinary delights the city has to offer.

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